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Rangers bus destroyed in Salsburgh garage fire

Garage fire
Image caption The Rangers coach was among several buses which went on fire in the blaze at the depot in Salsburgh

A suspected fire-raising attack on a coach depot has destroyed Rangers' new team bus, the club has confirmed.

The coach was among several vehicles which went ablaze at the Bruce's Coaches garage in Main Street in Salsburgh, Lanarkshire, on Saturday.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said: "It saddens me. It really does. I think it's pathetic that people would go to these extremes."

An investigation is under way. Police are treating the blaze as suspicious.

The building was badly damaged by the fire when the roof collapsed. No members of staff were in the premises at the time.

Mr McCoist added: "It sounds like a premeditated attack on Rangers' bus and I'm gutted about it, but thankfully nobody's been killed."

Police said early indications were that the fire was set deliberately.

They have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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